Spectacular Structures of the Byzantine

Spectecular Istanbul Shore Excursion

A Day Tour From Istanbul Cruise Port

Istanbul with its cultural wealth, natural beauty, deep-rooted historical, legendary structures and the boundless sea is both Turkey’s and one of the most important cities in the world, will be our tour center.

We are glad to serve you during your Istanbul stop while you are on a cruise ship. This shore excursion in Istanbul takes you the Byzantium History where you will see the spectacular structures of the Byzantine Art and Architectures.

Duration: Full Day
Tour Type: Private
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: 08:30
Ending Place: 17:00


According to your cruise arrival time, our guide will wait for you at the exit of the Istanbul Cruise Port. Once you out from the cruise ship, look for your name sing. You will meet with our Professional Tour guide. The tour will start after you have met with your guide and will continue in the streets of the old city where smells history every corner.

After all, this city was once the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. During the tour, you will witness of the important relics and the structures of Byzantine Architecture.
Chora Church considered being one of the most beautiful surviving examples of later Byzantine art will become our first address. After Hagia Sophia, Chora Church is the most interesting Byzantine church in Istanbul. Chora Church is the only museum in Istanbul where you can see the most beautiful examples of mosaic and fresco art together.

The tour will continue through The Basilica Cistern, located in the middle of the Historical Peninsula, and was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I in 542 to supply the water requirement of the Great Palace. Due to its splendor among the marble columns rising from the water, it is also referred to as “Basilica Palace” by the people.

Final destination point will become Grand Bazaar in Nur-u Osmaniye District, where you can find any production, handmade souvenirs, and many tools from all over the world.

According to your Cruise Ship departure time, you will be transferred back to Istanbul Cruise Port to embark back to your Cruise Ship.


  • Pick up and drop off from Cruise Port in Istanbul
  • English Speaking Licenced Tour guide
  • Entrance Fee to the mentioned sights
  • All necessary land transportation by A/C Touristical Buses
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any Meals and Drinks
  • Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central


Closed Days
The Chora Church is closed on Wednesdays
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.



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